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The reign of King Stephen, 1135-1154

Author: David Crouch
Publisher: London : Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2014.
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At last: an authoritative, up to date account of the troubled reign of King Stephen, by a leading scholar of the Anglo-Norman world. David Crouch covers every aspect of the period - the king and the empress, the aristocracy, the Church, government and the nation at large. He also looks at the wider dimensions of the story, in Scotland, Wales, Normandy and elsewhere. The result (weaving its discussions around a  Read more...
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Crouch, David.
Reign of King Stephen : 1135-1154.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Named Person: Stephen, King of England; Stephen, King of England
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Crouch
ISBN: 9781317892977 1317892976
OCLC Number: 881417556
Notes: Taxation and tenseries.
Description: 1 online resource (399 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Maps and Genealogical Table; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction: Feudalism, Anarchy, the Baron de Montesquieu and Bishop Stubbs; PART ONE: THE CAUSES OF THE CIVIL WAR: STEPHEN AS COUNT AND KING, 1113-1139; 1. The Count of Mortain; The Anglo-Norman realm; Stephen and King Henry of England; Count Stephen and the succession to England; 2. Succession; December 1135; From Westminster to Oxford: Christmas 1135 to Easter 1136; The Easter court of March 1136; 3. Wales and Normandy; Wales and the March; Normandy. The growth of faction, December 11374. The Summer of Rebellions, 1138; The lions escape the arena; 5. Radicalism and Conspiracy; The creation of new earls; Bishop Henry of Winchester and the new regime; The fall of Roger of Salisbury; King Stephen's reputation in 1139; PART TWO: THE CIVIL WAR, 1139-1147; 6. Civil War in England; The formation of the empress's party in England; Containment; Appendix --
Bungay, the Beaumonts and the Bigods; 7. The Ideology of Civil War; The debate between the parties; The ideology of the 'tenurial crisis'; The ideology of kinship and 'patriarchal' politics. 8. LincolnStalemate and peace talks, 1140; Public order and the battle of Lincoln, February 1141; Appendix I --
The dating of Regesta iii, no. 178; Appendix II --
Encore le château de 'Galclint'; 9. Lords and Order; Kings, aristocracies and order in England and Normandy; Honors, affinities and regional power; The consequences of political insecurity and the political order; Lions and jackals; Appendix --
The 'affinity' in the twelfth century; 10. The Failure of the Empress; From Lincoln to London; The release of King Stephen; 11. The Failure of King Stephen; The loss of Normandy, 1141-44. The recapture of Oxford (December 1142)Neutralism, misjudgement and stalemate (1143); 12. The End of the Civil War; Earl Robert and the fight for Gloucester, 1144-47; Stephen, his new men and his earls, 1142-47; King Stephen and Earl Ranulf of Chester, 1144-47; PART THREE: SETTLING THE KINGDOM, 1147-1154; 13. War, Peace and the Magnates, 1147-1152; The treaties of 1148-49; The departure of the empress and the cause of Duke Henry, 1148-50; Stephen, Count Eustace and the Church; The fight for Normandy, 1150-52; Appendix --
The Date of the Chester-Leicester Conventio; 14. The Solution. The campaign of 1153The peace settlement of 1153; Duke Henry in Normandy; The end of the reign; Appendix I --
The date of the Worcester campaigns, 1150-51; Appendix II --
What happened at Siston, 1138-53; PART FOUR: THE IMPACT OF STEPHEN'S REIGN; 15. The Church; Did Stephen have a policy towards the Church?; The significance of the Oxford charter of 1136; Elections and appointments; Church courts; Stephen and the papacy; Monasticism and society; The spirituality of the king and queen; 16. The Nation; England and its empire; Earls and governors; Stephen's exchequer; The coinage; The forest.
Responsibility: David Crouch.

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At last: an authoritative, up to date account of the troubled reign of King Stephen, by a leading scholar of the Anglo-Norman world. David Crouch covers every aspect of the period - the king and the empress, the aristocracy, the Church, government and the nation at large. He also looks at the wider dimensions of the story, in Scotland, Wales, Normandy and elsewhere. The result (weaving its discussions around a vigorous narrative core) is a a work of major scholarship. A must for specialist and amateur medievalists alike.

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